Friday, February 13, 2015

a mild weekend... (pm.13.feb.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 44.4F (6.9C)
High temp: 56.8F (13.8C)
Precipitation: none

It's hazy out there this evening, with only a few clouds hanging around.  The afternoon cloud development today was much less pronounced than it was yesterday, following a stunning sunny morning.  We're slowly but surely edging more into a comfort zone with regard to temperatures, which haven risen a bit above normal for mid-Feb during the last couple of days.

There's still a concern about random periods of cloudiness as we head into the weekend, but our air mass should continue to warm up... all the way through Sunday... giving us a run at those 60F+ (16C) temps we've been looking forward to all week.  There's barely any risk at all of rain until late Sunday night at the earliest.

I'm surprised that the vast array of computer models are still not centering on a solution for the evolving series of storm systems on the way next week.  There's still a remarkable amount of disagreement, which indicates that the pattern shaping up during the coming 7-10 days is a very unsettled one.  At this point, all we can say for sure is that the chance of some rain shower action will increase on Monday, and then continue off and on all the way through Losar and even into early the following week.  It won't rain continuously during that time, but we're going to have to wait longer until the model guidance gives us a better idea of specifics...